|Waei Launches Program to Help Married Couples
|RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — The Social Enlightenment and Rehabilitation Society (Waei) launched in Riyadh on Thursday a program called The Family Leadership License Project with the aim of training young men and women intending to marry and helping recently married couples on how to make their family life a success.The program would educate the participants on how to solve the common psychological, financial, legal, and sexual problems faced by newly married people. It would enlighten them on the factors that would help them lead a normal family life. The chairman of the society, Ata Allah Al-Rohaily, said while addressing the third general body meeting of the society that he felt it was necessary to launch the project because of the increasing number of divorces and serious family problems among the newly married.
“The project aims to train 3,000 young people in 60 programs annually at different regions in the Kingdom. The society would issue certificates called ‘the license for family leadership’ on the successful completion of the course to each participant, Al-Watan daily quoted Al-Rohaily as saying.
The society would work in concert with other governmental and private organizations with the aim of helping people build a healthy family life.
Social experts in the society and volunteers from outside will supervise the program, he said.
In another development, Prince Faisal bin Salman, president of the executive committee of the Charitable Society for Orphan Care in Riyadh (Insan), will open today a branch of the society in Aflaj, according to Saleh Al-Yusuf, director general of the Insan society, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
“Since the founding of the society it has been striving to extend its services to all deserving orphans under a 10-point program and it is with this aim four branches are being opened in the Riyadh region,” Al-Yusuf said.
The first branch of the Insan society was opened in Al-Kharj three years ago. Later the society decided to open three more branches at Al-Zulfa, Aflaj and Dawadmi.
The opening function with the participation of the dignitaries from the Aflaj governorate aims at outlining the branch’s activities in the Aflaj governorate.
The director general appealed to philanthropists to support the numerous charitable and humanitarian activities of the society covering education, recreation, training, employment, aid — both in kind and cash.